Conn’s syndrome (Primary Hyperaldosteronism)

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Conn’s syndrome also known as Primary Hyperaldosteronism, is a tumor of adrenal glad which causes excess production of a hormone called aldosterone. The major function of aldosterone is to reabsorb sodium and excrete potassium and acid (H+). Conn’s syndrome can be either a unilateral tumor (located on only one adrenal glad) which are also the most common adrenal tumors or bilateral tumor (located on both adrenal glands). The reason Conn’s syndrome is important is because of the fact that it is potentially curable cause of high blood pressure (hypertension).

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